Basics of Brewing Compost Tea

September 16th 2020. 19:00 to 20:30

Hosted by Crooked Farmz
Wednesday at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
The Carrot Green Roof
348 Danforth Avenue

Learn more about improving soil health organically to better support your vegetable gardens, perennial beds, or backyard urban farms during this twin bill of workshops taking place at The Carrot Green Roof as part of Toronto Urban Agriculture Week festivities.

BASICS OF BREWING COMPOST TEA will cover the basics of learning how to brew "actively aerobic compost tea" yourself to improve microbial soil health. We will discuss the principles of brewing in a compost tea bubbler; simple compost tea recipes; amendments for bacterial and fungal brews; as well as application rate, frequency, and shelf life. We will also demonstrate how to build a simple bubbler for use in your own gardening context.

The workshops will take place in The Carrot Green Roof community space. **PLEASE NOTE** that due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, there is a maximum capacity of 15 participants in each workshop.

Each workshop is $10/PWYC, with all proceeds going to support local food security initiatives.

The workshops will take place outdoors, so please dress accordingly. In case of inclement weather, we will be moving inside to the yoga studio.

The Carrot Green Roof is accessible via a lift chair at the front of Carrot Common for those who require mobility assistance.

Hosted by Sean Smith of Crooked Farmz.

"The compost maker is a farmer of microbes, no less a farmer than a dairy farmer or a vegetable grower."

(Grace Gershuny, 'Feeding the Soil on the Organic Farm')